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Patrick Reis

Patrick Reis is a reporter at National Journal. He has previously worked at POLITICO, Greenwire and Seattle's Real Change News. He likes dogs and dislikes writing about himself.
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The Black Budget Is Bigger Than Head Start, Justice and the Park Service Combined

August 30, 2013 President Obama rarely discusses the nation's vast surveillance and security apparatus by choice. He'd rather talk about lifting families out of poverty, protecting the environment, or modernizing the nation's crumbling infrastructure. But when it comes time to put a price tag on policy values, it turns out that surveillance spending ...

How Syria, a Hurricane, or Ben Bernanke Could Move the Debt Ceiling Deadline

August 27, 2013 Deadlocked over a deal to raise the debt ceiling, Congress and the White House are flirting with federal default. But that's not the worst of it: as the exact date of default is uncertain, any number of unforeseen events could push our federal finances over the edge. Treasury Secretary Jack ...

What the Government Won’t Tell You About the 'March on Washington'

August 26, 2013 Want to know how many people attended this weekend's commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech? Don't ask the National Park Service. Officials there won't tell you. In fact, they won't even guess. Congress has banned the service from producing crowd-size estimates, hoping to spare the ...